Prosecutor: Stolen guns likely in hands of gang members, felons

Posted at 3:05 PM, May 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-29 15:33:08-04

RICHMOND, Va -- A U.S. attorney told a federal judge some of the 30 guns four men stole from a Powhatan pawn shop were sold or given to purported gang members and people who cannot purchase weapons illegally.

Federal court documents obtained by WTVR CBS 6 reveal a fourth suspect, Meleke Osborne, was arrested and arraigned on Thursday for stealing the guns from Anderson Family Pawn Shop on May 18th. Osborne, along with Michael Thomas, and Jerell Broadie and Jonathan Thorne were tracked down and arrested by ATF agents after investigators received a tip.

Charges against Thomas were certified to a grand jury in federal court Friday morning. During the hearing an ATF agent testified that the four suspects had discussed payment for the robbery and the attention the robbery got from the media through text messages.

All four suspect are being held without bond.

Meleke Osborne

Michael Thomas

Michael Thomas